engineering

Balloon stuck in a tree? This looks like a job for…Heavy Machinery Girl!

If you only watch one construction equipment themed superhero series today, do yourself a favor and make it Heavy Machinery Girl.

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Nissan has created a wacky concept car for people who aren’t interested in cars

Nissan has created a concept car for a segment of the population who care very little about cars.

It’s called the “Teatro for Dayz.” The oddly-named concept will make its world debut later this month at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.

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Japan’s “Underground Temple” now up for virtual touring in Google Street View

Running underneath Kasukabe City, Saitama Prefecture, lies the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel – a sprawling network of waterways as long as its name. Its 6.3 kilometers (3.9 miles) of tunnels are intended to divert flood water from area rivers.

Also, since the massive project was completed in 2009 its enormous columns and walls are in relatively pristine condition giving the place an almost magical atmosphere. As a result it’s earned the nickname of the “Underground Temple” and has been frequently used in movies and music videos.

Tours run regularly for free which you can join, or just take a peek right now from the comfort of your browser with Google Street View.

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A road runs through it: China’s first over-water highway almost complete

If you’re like me, you’re probably more accustomed to seeing bridges cross rivers rather than run along their length. But this stretch of highway which was recently completed in Xingshan County of China’s Hubei Province does just that. Are the bridge’s creators crazy, or crazy like an ecologically minded fox?

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1,200 Japanese workers convert above-ground train to subway line in a matter of hours

On March 15, 2013, the Shibuya Station Toyoko Line above-ground train quietly shut down for good, to be replaced with a new section of subway track connecting Shibuya Station and the nearby Daikanyama Station. Converting the line from above-ground to underground was a massive operation, requiring a grand total of 1,200 engineers and countless man-hours.

But, even if you’d been living in Tokyo at the time, you probably wouldn’t have noticed the construction, because it all occurred during the train line’s off-hours… over the course of one single night.

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The secret to creating world-class automobiles, as told by the engineers of Honda

The Japanese are globally recognized for their dedication towards technology. From household appliances to automobiles and even dancing robots, the high-quality creations from Japan have never ceased to wow the world with their amazing attention to detail. There is something about Japanese craftsmanship that is uniquely theirs. Whether is it their creative approach, or perhaps some natural ability they have, we don’t know, but we’re guessing it might be an extreme case of passion for their work.

We dug into the quotes and experiences of four superstars of Honda, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers, in an attempt to unravel the secret to their success.

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Japan Set to Erect 7.5 Meter Middle Finger Salute to Incoming Tsunamis

Needless to say, Japan has had their fill of Tsunamis.  After the devastation of the 11 March Tohoku earth quake, the nation would like to give a huge FU to any future tsunami coming our way.

And so, three huge Japanese contractors are working on a special surprise for the next tsunami that tries to hit the shores of Wakayama prefecture in the form of a gigantic steel column. If successful it would be so poetically beautiful… if the Japanese only knew the beauty of the middle finger.

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